Tips for DIY wedding stationery

By Today's Bride on November 04, 2017

You may be surprised to discover how much paper is used in organizing your wedding. And you may also be surprised at the satisfaction you will find in getting on your computer and designing much of it yourself. This gives you a chance to have your own style, whether it’s an informal or formal wedding. Here’s a sample of what you can create.


All wedding invitations should be mailed, regardless of how informal the wedding may be.

Service program

Presenting each guest with a program at the service is a nice touch and not only can invite guest participation, but gives you an opportunity to list your attendants.

Place cards

You may allow your guests to sit wherever they want when they get to their table. Or you may prefer to assign places, in which case, be original with your place cards. Some attach the names to fruit, a flower, a candle. Some attach an individual, special message for each guest.


Anticipation is part of the enjoyment of any special occasion. Having a menu whets the appetite and, if attractively done, is also a keepsake.

Reception seating

Consider putting boards on an easel with guests’ names in alphabetical order and giving them the number of their table. It’s fun to attach the lists with clothes pins.

Originally published in Today's Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

By Today's Bride| November 04, 2017

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